Is Intermittent Fasting the Key to Longevity?

Rich LaFountain
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Everyone wants to live better, longer. The question is: How?

Intermittent fasting has gained considerable attention in recent years for its many health benefits — but is it the key to healthy longevity? Let’s take a look at what a rapidly-growing field of research says about intermittent fasting for longevity.

Does Intermittent Fasting Lead to a Longer Lifespan?

Decades of research confirm that caloric restriction contributes to a longer lifespan in animals and in humans. More specifically, caloric restriction without malnutrition is the most consistent way to use food to extend life over the long term. But lifespan extension is only part of the equation. If you truly want to maximize your longevity, you want to stay healthier while living longer. Intermittent fasting can help you achieve this without the challenges of pure caloric restriction. 

5 Powerful Impacts of Intermittent Fasting for Longevity

Intermittent fasting longevity results, in part, from creating spontaneous caloric restriction that is sustainable because it is not accompanied by the feelings of deprivation that come with chronic calorie restriction. There are other advantages, too. For starters, intermittent fasting helps you maintain a healthy weight — an essential part of warding off chronic disease and other life-shortening conditions. Intermittent fasting also shifts your body’s fuel preference towards burning fat, which keeps your cells metabolically healthy and flexible. Healthy, metabolically flexible cells are resilient to stress, illness, and disease. Ultimately, intermittent fasting keeps the billions of cells in your body in good health and on the path towards healthy longevity. 

#1. Intermittent Fasting Helps You Maintain a Healthy Weight

Epidemiological studies suggest that over 75% of American adults are overweight or obese — and that figure is expected to
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